This is an online talk offered via Zoom Webinar. Please register here. Young Actors
Join artists Eponine Lee and Gabriel Long to learn more about what it
means to be a young actor.
Gain insight into the particular joys and
challenges of what it means to create, rehearse and perform onstage at
the Stratford Festival and elsewhere for young actors like Eponine and Gabe.
Tonight's talk will be hosted by Lois Adamson, the Stratford Festival’s Tim and Frances Price Director of Education, and will culminate in a live Q&A so you can ask your questions.
Eponine Lee was born and raised in Toronto. She is a grade 8 student at a
local Toronto Elementary school. She loves to read and hopes to one day be a
writer, actor and a WNBA Basketball Player. Her theatre and film credits
include: The Shivers (digital reading, Firecracker Department); We Will Be:
Rising as a Community (SummerWorks Performance Festival); The Girl, Her Mum and
The Raccoon With No Name (Young People’s Theatre); One Flea Spare (digital
reading, CanadaPerforms); A Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare in the Ruff); The Full
Light of Day (Electric Company Theatre/Luminato Festival); A Christmas Carol
(Soulpepper Theatre Company); Queen of the Morning Calm (QOTMC Inc.); Little
Wonder (workshop; UnSpun Theatre); Child-ish (workshop; The Child-ish
Collective); Tails from the City (Common Boots Theatre Company); carried away
on the crest of a wave (Tarragon Theatre). Eponine was recently awarded Best
Breakout Performance at the 2020 Canadian Film Fest for Queen of the Morning
Gabriel Long enjoys rock climbing, making digital art, and is hoping to go
into engineering while still continuing his passion for the arts!
Gabriel's Stratford credits include: Understudy for Jem and Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird (2018) Moth
in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2015), Sentinel in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014),
Town Boy in The Merchant of Venice (2013). Elsewhere: Member of KW Glee Show
Choir (2015-2020), Christopher in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,
Nick in A Thousand Clowns (Lost and Found Theatre), Who in Seussical (KWMP),
Child in Variation (Unhinged Festival), various (Growing in the Arts). Awards:
Acting scholarship, Growing in the Arts School of Dramatic and Cinema Arts.
Honours, Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 Piano and Advanced Rudiments. Et
The Stratford Festival is transforming, for this summer,
into an outdoor festival offering a season of six plays and five cabarets
reflecting on the theme of Metamorphosis, with performances held under
beautiful canopies that will hark back to the Festival’s founding under a tent
back in 1953.
For details on the season and how to purchase
tickets, visit 2021 Season
This event will be recorded for later viewing on KPL's YouTube Channel
. Only the presenters' video and audio feeds are captured.